Before I was saved I was selfish, dishonest, proud, lazy and just about every other kind of sinner you can name. My flesh and yours are still that way. But if you have received Jesus, it has all been forgiven. Now He lives in us, overpowering our sinful nature and enabling us to overcome it. With His help we now ought to become increasingly unselfish. If Jesus has happened to you God wants you to become like Him. One very important characteristic of Jesus is His total unselfishness. Has anything ever happened to you that made you more unselfish? If not, how can you believe that you are a Christian? One of the things that will give you great assurance of salvation is if Jesus has begun changing you from selfish to unselfish. Your unselfishness will include unselfishness to your loved ones but not to them only.
Romans 8:29: For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Matthew 20:28: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, (to serve) and to give his life a ransom for many.
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